I do my best to keep this blog apolitical and focused on international advertising and marketing to Baby Boomers. A warning: I’ll be tiptoeing across The Bosphorus with this one.
A year ago I was in Istanbul, heading up a day-long marketing/advertising workshop:
Back from Istanbul.
There are 15 million people living in Istanbul – and I think I saw all of them. And I met about two dozen of the brightest.
Turkey: A Bright Star In The Region
The EU: Many European countries want Turkey to join because it’s an economic, political, and cultural powerhouse. Many European countries do not want Turkey to join because it’s an economic, political, and cultural powerhouse.
Now we have upheavals in the Middle East. While not perfect, while there are political and cultural divisions in Turkey that mirror our own and other countries – the Turkish economic/political model is a valid one for Middle Eastern countries to consider.
NPR recently ran a profile of Turkey. It’s worth ten minutes of your time:
I’ll shut up now before I get into any more trouble.